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32 Incredible Last-Minute Vacations That Don't Cost A Fortune

We're constantly counting down the number of days between now and the next long weekend. We know: All you want is to sit by a pool (or, better yet, …

Summer Vacation

The 15 Most Romantic Places to Go in January

Time to hatch a winter escape plan with your significant other.<p>Say what you will about the snow, but there’s something incredibly romantic about the …

Snowfall

The Best Places to Travel in the U.S. in February

Despite the sugar highs and romantic dinners for two of Valentine’s Day, February can be the hardest of winter months. The excitement of the first …

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The Baked Catfish at San Gabriel’s Famed Phong Dinh Returns, and More SGV News

<i>Welcome to Meanwhile in the SGV, a regular collection of San Gabriel Valley updates from Eater’s roving reporter, Jim Thurman. This month, the return of a class San Gabriel dish, a shutter in Temple City, and a hip new spot in Alhambra.</i><p><b>Rosemead:</b> Since <b>Phong Dinh</b> closed, its devotees have suffered …

This WiFi-Enabled Leak Detector Prevents Costly Water Damage

This WiFi leak detector stops water damage and prevents dangerous pipe-bursting conditions before they start. Simple to use, reliable and easy to …

Water Heater

We Tried Updating An Old Stove With Liquid Stainless Steel

Can this outdated, off-white relic of a stove be transformed into a sleek stainless steel beauty? When I learned about a product designed to …

Home Improvement

17 Useful Hacks How To Use Baking Soda For The Garden & The Kitchen

Baking soda or the ‘wonder snow-white powder’ has a variety of uses in households. It battles powdery mildew on roses in the yard or patio, it helps …

Frosting Recipes

Frost your way to better baked goods with these foolproof recipes for buttercream, icing and whipped cream frostings.<p>Vanilla American Buttercream<p>This …

Dessert

Here’s How to Pick the Perfect Paint Color Every Time

Let’s face it: Picking the right paint color is important. There’s no denying the shade we pick to adorn the walls is a fundamental part of any …

15 small bathrooms that you MUST see before renovating yours!

A small bathroom need not always translate into dark, shabby & cramped space. It is an intimate space where we refresh ourselves & get ready for the …

Interior Design

No Such Thing as Blue Food? This Thai Restaurant in the Valley Dispels the Myth

Chiang Mai Urban Thai Kitchen<p>Jim Thurman<p>There’s much more to Chiang Mai Urban Thai Kitchen than a couple of uniquely photogenic dishes. Owners Angie …

America's Favorite Mountain Towns

With 14,000-foot peaks, Aspen is a marquee destination for skiing. But America’s No. 1 mountain town <i>and</i> overall favorite town keeps the party going …

Skiing

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

Fort Lauderdale

How to Make DIY Signs

Painted signs are one of my favorite kinds of decor – but let’s face it: sometimes they’re overpriced. But that’s ok, because making them takes a bit …

DIY

Add 2 USB ports to your existing outlets with these $15 replacement covers

Not everyone out there wants to replace the electrical outlets in their home with ones that offer a USB connector, but luckily you don't have to. …

Stylish Solutions for Awkward "Dead Zone" Spaces

(Image credit: Built Custom Homes via Houzz)<p>Tight corners, the space under your stairs, the tops of cabinets—these awkward spaces are the great …

Living Rooms

What the Heck Are Heat Pumps?

What the heck is a heat pump? Many of us try to stay up to speed on the latest and greatest clean energy technology. We’ve replaced our old …

Remodeling 101: The Ins and Outs of Smart Window Shades

It sounds like something we’d see in the Jetsons’ house: window shades that glide up and down at the mere touch of a button. In fact, remote-control …

Outdoor Kitchen designs – A Great Way To Enjoy A Beautiful Day

An outdoor kitchen is not a very common feature these days and that’s a bit strange considering that people used to spend most of their time outdoors …

Paint your bathroom this color and boost your home’s selling price by $5,400

<b>Video by People</b><p>Some homeowners have reason to celebrate feeling “blue.”<p>Homes with blue bathrooms — specifically light shades like powder blue or …

6 Reasons to Walk Away From a Home Sale

Should you walk away from a home sale when problems arise? In these situations, probably.<p>So you've found the home of your dreams, and you're …

Real Estate

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Drywall is a common material for interior walls and ceilings in buildings and homes. While you can dress the material with a variety of textures and finishes, it is susceptible to dings, dents and scratches and even peeling tape covering the joints. Just painting over an improperly-patched blemish …

Artisanal clay pots from Egypt can water your plants for up to a month

Gardeners who travel will love these absorbent clay pots from Egypt. Modeled after the Olla, an ancient ceramic pot prevalent throughout North …

Want a Compost Bin? Here's How to Make One From a Trash Can

How to Make a Compost Bin From a Trash Can<p>It's Cheap, Easy, Quick<p>Updated January 08, 2018<p>One of the best ways to save money painlessly is to …

Composting

Mandarin Orange Cake I Recipe

"Start with yellow cake mix and Mandarin oranges to make this cake with a frosting made with pineapple, pudding mixture, and whipped …

The 5 best countries in the world for first-time home buyers

However, the situation is improving faster in some countries than others.<p>Relocation firm MoveHub has compiled a ranking of the fastest-improving countries to buy a first home, by cross-referencing projected salary progression against property price increases in the last year.<p>The property data used …

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<i>Written by Ruth de Jauregui; Updated April 13, 2018</i><p>The annoying little gnats fluttering around houseplants are fungus gnats (Orfelia and Bradysia spp.). Fungus gnats are generally harmless, but are an indication of overwatering and decaying plant matter. There are several methods to treat fungus …

Adding Electrical Outlets: How to Wire a New Outlet to an Existing One

Adding Electrical Outlets: How to Wire a New Outlet to an Existing One<p>Updated on September 28, 2017<p>Adding and Wiring New Outlets<p>Do you need extra …

Home Improvement

Driving Southern California: San Diego to Santa Barbara

This road trip along the Pacific coast offers epic views, delicious fried treats, and the chance to unwind to our perfect Southern California playlist.<p>A new year deserves a new road map. As one year closes and another queues up, change sits patiently on the horizon, waiting for you to take …

California